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Missing You

Missing You
     by Amy Swanson

Sunny day...
     reminds me of the warmth
           in your smile

Today I saw
    a mom and daughter
          walking arm in arm


how I wished it could be us.

It seems so many little things...
         and some days, it is everything...
                              or even, just anything.....

reminds me of you.

I remember 
   your laugh...
        the sparkle of your dark brown eyes
             a merry mischief twinkled
                  from their depths

I remember
    how we talked
           of everything
                and nothing
                    at the same time;

no one else has ever understood me like you did.

All my bad...
    my faults and habits...
          rebellious teenage years...
                 you loved me still

like any good mother does.

       *and you were*

     Such a good mother.

Oh, how I wish that I could tell you
              one more time
   how much you've meant to me
                how much
                I love you.

My little girl was sick the other night...
         and as I bathed her with wet towels
              bringing down her fever,
                   checking on her through the night
                        medicines around the clock
                               constant hugs and gentle words -

I thought of you.

All the times
             you did the same for me...

All the times
             I never got to say

"thank you," Mom
       *so much*
              for helping me be   
                     who I am today.

And so I write
       thinking of you
           picturing so clearly in my mind

                                                              beautiful thoughts             
                                                              precious memories

                                                        and hope somehow you know

                                         how very much

                                               you'll always mean to me;

                                          how very much


                                                                            missing you.

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  1. Date: 5/2/2009 3:58:00 AM
    What a moving tribute to your mother. In her you had the rarest of treasures because of the unique and loving bond that you two shared in the good and the bad(and you KNOW she felt the same way about you). It's hard to get past this one without wiping a tear from from my eye. Doug

  1. Date: 3/20/2009 7:35:00 AM
    This is tough to type with tears in my eyes. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. God Bless, Amy. Vince

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 3:46:00 AM
    Amy my friend, You made my eyes so misty. I miss my mom so much. Yes, we are not what we are without our mom and without their sacrifices and love. Keep on posting, please. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 8:49:00 AM
    Amy, ckeck soup mail...please!! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 4:04:00 PM
    My precious Kindred friend, this brought sniffles and tears. She knows you love and loved her. She is watching you right now and this poem brought a smile to her face. I am sure she is just as proud of you as you are of your little girl. You write so beautiful. Here, have some chocolate. I bet you need it. See? For you I will share. *^_^* Love your crabby friend with little lions tail still tucked in her shell.

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 8:27:00 AM
    wonderfully written... i am going to show my mom this ... and tell her this is exactly what i like about us!! lovely write there Amy, and the beginning is just great!! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 7:24:00 AM
    wow-- very well done again wow Amy just wow

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 6:10:00 AM
    She knows Amy. This brought tears to my eyes as I miss my mom too. An absolutely beautiful tribute. Mothers and daughters share a unique, strong and loving bond, eternal. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 6:36:00 PM
    Wow , i really like this write,A mothers Love is never ending , even long after they departed.Im sure your mother can see herself in you, the way you extend your love the way she did hers onto you .these ratings only go to 7 , but i would give this one a thousand.

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 5:54:00 PM
    What a beautiful declaration of you love. To have a mom like this was such a blessing and you in turn are passing the love she taught you to your own daughter. Priceless

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 4:51:00 PM
    Oh, Amy, this is so moving. We should try to say "I love you" as many times as we can "In the Living Years." That song haunts me as much as your poem will. It helps to think of my Mom and Dad holding hands in heaven. Love, Carolyn